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The NYPD Surprise Retired Sergeant at His 105th Birthday Party


Louis “Louie” Schlifstein received a surprise visit from NYPD officers, 111 precinct, for his 105th birthday party hosted by Brandywine Living at The Savoy. Louie, a retired NYPD sergeant of 20 years, was happy to celebrate his birthday with about 60 residents and his fellow officers.

Louie, born on January 25, 1913 on the lower east side of Manhattan, was a police officer in NYC from 1941-1961.  His duties began at the 73rd Precinct and he was eventually promoted to sergeant. He retired from the 70th Precinct but worked at many other precincts before retirement. He belongs to NYPD Shomrin Society and the National NYCPD10-13.

Louie is the second of 5 children born to Dora and Samuel Schlifstein, immigrants from Poland and Russia.  He has 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren who adore him. He drove his car until approximately age 97 and lived alone until age 101. When he moved back to his hometown of NY, he settled in at Brandywine Living.  He enjoys singing, listening to music, dancing, and eating. He attributes his longevity to not smoking, not drinking, and to staying active.

About Brandywine Living
Brandywine Living (formerly Brandywine Senior Living) is a market leader in luxury senior living, including assisted living, memory care and independent living. Founded in 1996, and headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Brandywine current­ly operates 28 communities in six states (PA, NJ, NY, CT, VA & DE) with capacity to serve over 3,000 residents.